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Drs. Janet Rader, Kristina Kaljo awarded five-year NCI grant to expand cancer research pipeline

Janet Rader, MD, the Jack & Elaine Klieger Professor & Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Kristina Kaljo, PhD, assistant professor of obstetrics & gynecology, have been awarded a five-year National Institutes of Health R25 grant titled, “Student-Centered Pipeline to Advance Research in Cancer Careers (SPARCC) for Underrepresented Minority Students.”Janet Rader Headshot_Campus News

This prestigious grant will recruit underrepresented minority undergraduate students from surrounding institutions to participate in an eight-week summer cancer clinical trials research program. This knowledge and workforce development experience is grounded in principles of adult-learning and pedagogical content knowledge to immerse students in evidence-based medicine and research methodologies.

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SPARCC also will engage students in a range of professional development opportunities to seek local and regional employment as well as advanced graduate degrees. The recruitment starts now.

Additional information is available on the Obstetrics Web page.




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